Arsenal Debate can exclusively reveal Arsenal are interested in signing experienced Roma centre half Philippe Mexes. Prior to the French international joining the Italian club Wenger had expressed sincere interest in the player’s services; however the classy defender opted to join Roma at the time with experienced Sol Campbell and Martin Keown dominating the Arsenal defence.

Nevertheless, it now appears Arsene Wenger is ready to beat a plethora of interested parties to snap up the Roma defender. The Arsenal boss is looking to bring in new defensive options to replace aging or soon to be out of contract members of his Emirates squad and is hoping to persuade French international Mexes to make the move to north London.

The 28 year old former Auxerre man is now in his sixth season at the Stadio Olimpico and has been a key member of Claudio Ranieri’s title challenge but sources suggest that the lanky centre back is ready to leave the club if they fail to overhaul perennial Serie A champions Inter Milan. The new Roma boss has on occasion overlooked the experienced Toulouse born man and this has led to many believing a move could be on the cards.

Wenger is ready to offload veteran defenders William Gallas, Mikel Silvestre and Sol Campbell as he looks to inject a younger look to his back line and whilst Mexes is in his late twenties he is extremely fit and has the physical stature to suit the Premier League.

Mexes has a year left to run on his contract and many clubs have expressed an interest in making a move for the Roma man, not least Arsenal’s arch rivals Tottenham.

Arsenal Debate will inform readers immediately should the potential go through. Hopefully the signing proves to be one of many we’re hoping achieve this summer. 

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That would be an encredible signing for the gunners!


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